Suzan DelBene is one of the leading Democrats in the competitive primary for Washington's 1st district.
Although a crowded Democratic field was expected, it essentially cleared with the entrance of state Sen. Derek Kilmer, who has proved to be a strong fundraiser. His most likely GOP opponent is businessman Bill Driscoll, who has invested $500,000 of his own money.
The race has the potential to get competitive. But, this being a presidential election cycle, the circumstances are not ideal for a GOP win.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., carries a musket on stage as he speaks during the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md., on Thursday March 6, 2014.